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Kansas City Royals host Minnesota Twins in baseball action

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
June 5, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

20-37TEAM RECORD25-33

Kansas City will look to improve on its 25-33 record when take on Minnesota, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Sunday.

The Royals will rely on Jeff Francis to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Brian Duensing will be his counterpart for the Twins. Jeff Francis is 2-5 this season, and Brian Duensing is 2-5.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as -160 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +134 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Royals on Saturday, with Nick Blackburn throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota's last 20 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Minnesota is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Minnesota's last 25 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Kansas City's last 20 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Kansas City's last 25 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Monday, June 6
Kansas City home to Toronto, Monday, June 6

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